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The Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics hosts two different podcast series. "The CVAAS Lecture Series", where guest speakers, lecturers, and CVAAS members speak or debate in public. And the podcast "Rational Horizon", where CVAAS members interview interesting people, discuss skepticism, religious apologetics, and events that impact secular and skeptical people in the San Joaquin Valley.
 
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Happy Thanksgiving to everybody out there! We continue our offseason of guests with Toby aka Bat Flip Crazy. Perhaps the Hot Stove is starting to heat up as Charlie Morton signed with the Atlanta Braves (2:58). What do you need to know about Ha-Seong Kim from the KBO? ... Today on the show we're focusing on valuation processes and, in particular, S…
 
No Scott White this week but it's all good because we have Brian Entrekin aka Bubba on the show! Before we get into the rankings debates, we do have some news from the weekend (3:21). Renato Nunez was DFA'd plus we have trade rumors involving Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado. ... On to the player debates, Bubba has Teoscar Hernandez ranked where (8:39…
 
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Dennis Lynch, who is the head of Counterpoint Global at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1998 and has 26 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a sell-side analyst for J.P. Morgan Securities. Counterpoint Global is running $130 b…
 
What happened to those meddling Houston Astros in 2020!? Jen Piacenti joined us to try and figure it out (2:05)! ... But first, we have news (5:05)! Robinson Cano is suspended for 2021 and Cody Bellinger had shoulder surgery. ... So what exactly happened with the Astros (11:30)? In particular, are we buying back in on Alex Bregman? ... Are we excit…
 
It's officially Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft SZN! But first, we did have some big news (3:12) regarding Mike Clevinger and -- to a lesser extent -- Drew Smyly. ... On to the first round, should Mike Trout still be the first overall pick in Roto drafts (13:05)? Do Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger still deserve to go in the first round? ... We saw …
 
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Penny Pennington, who is the managing partner of Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 financial services firm. She began her Edward Jones career in 2000 as a financial adviser in Livonia, Michigan. Penny is also senior executive sponsor of the firm’s LGBT+ & Allies Business Resource Group, and was recen…
 
It's time to finally dive into some prospects for the 2021 season and who better to join us than Chris Welsh aka The Welsh (2:00)! ... A question that is on many minds is how to evaluate prospects without any minor league data from 2020 (7:24). Should 2021 lists really change much from last year? ... Let's start at the very top with Wander Franco w…
 
Who's ready to predict the MLB offseason? I know Scott White is! Before we take a look at free agents, let's hit the latest news and notes (6:13). Devin Williams and Kyle Lewis won the Rookie of the Year awards while Trey Mancini has been taking batting practice. ... Let's begin the inaugural Free Agency Invitational with Trevor Bauer (13:19). Wher…
 
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Adam S. Posen, who has been president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2013. Over the course of his career, he has contributed to research and public policy regarding monetary and fiscal policies in the G-20, the challenges of European integration since the ad…
 
We continue our Fantasy Baseball guest tour with professional high-stakes player Matt Modica! What exactly is high-stakes Fantasy Baseball (3:00)? ... On to the latest news notes and rumors (4:32). Trevor Bauer rejected the qualifying offer, the Mets could be in for a busy offseason and we have an early "Best Shape of His Life" alert. ... How is Ma…
 
Scott White is getting a much deserved rest this week but Frank Stampfl is joined by Sleepy K Mike Kurland to try and figure out the 60-game season! First off, we hit on the latest news and notes with many relevant players having their options declined (6:36). With Brad Hand out, who will close in Cleveland? Does Corey Kluber have anything left in …
 
The Dodgers have won the 2020 World Series... about time. As always we're joined by a special guest on our Thursday podcast and this time we have Nick Pollack of Pitcher List (2:30)! Before we get to the SP preview, what was Kevin Cash thinking!? And how early will Randy Arozarena be drafted in 2021? ... Let's kick things off with some spooky start…
 
There's a lot going on in the world right now. Halloween is this week, the World Series has been ridiculous, and Frank started watching movies! Like the outfield position, there seems to be a clear Top-3 at starting pitcher this season (7:34). Is Gerrit Cole clearly behind the other two names? ... The real debate starts with SP4 overall (16:43). Wh…
 
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Ray Dalio, who is the founder, co-chief investment officer and co-chairman of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. Dalio is known for his practical yet unconventional understanding of economics, which he spells out in his video “How the Economic Machine Works.” He's also the …
 
So if you have the first overall pick in a Roto, who are you taking between Mike Trout, Ronald Acuña, and Mookie Betts? Fantasy Baseball Today legend Al Melchior joins the show (2:10)! How is Al handling 2020 data when it comes to ranking and projecting players for 2021?... Onto the outfield, should we be considering Juan Soto with those other thre…
 
Poor Scott White has endured some tough moments as a fan of Atlanta athletics. The Braves are the latest example after blowing a 3-1 lead to the Dodgers in the NLCS. ... Let's get into another deep position, starting with Fernando Tatis at the top (8:27). Any concern over his late-season struggles? ... Who deserves to go higher between Trevor Story…
 
Just like John predicted a month ago, the Rays and Dodgers are meeting in the 2020 World Series. Now what? ... We're comparing each facet of both teams and starting with offense (4:00). Which lineup is better? Can the Dodgers slow down Randy Arozarena? ... What happens when we look at pitching (8:40)? Both starting pitching staffs are tremendous bu…
 
Frank starts the show off with a bad analogy before he welcomes in special guest Jeff Zimmerman! As we do with all our guests, how much weight is Jeff putting on 2020 production (6:20)? How does he plan to project innings for starting pitchers in 2021? ... Who stands atop the third base ranks for next season (10:50)? ... Should Manny Machado really…
 
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Dr. Lisa Cook, a professor in the department of economics and in international relations at Michigan State University. As the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College, she received a second B.A. from Oxford University before earning her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She …
 
Another podcast, another congratulations for Scott White and his Atlanta Braves advancing to the NLCS! The Yankees, on the other hand, suffered a heartbreaking defeat. Before we preview the second base position for 2021, what do we do with all this Randy Arozarena hype (3:07)? This guy is just crushing baseballs in the playoffs. ... Many have asked…
 
'¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast' debuts on Wednesday, October 14. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! A daily soccer podcast from CBS Sports, bringing you the very best analysis, commentary and gambling help from the wor…
 
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Joel Greenblatt, who serves as managing principal and co-chief investment officer of Gotham Asset Management. Greenblatt is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, where he teaches value and special situation investing, and is the author of numerous best-selling books. His latest…
 
We continue the offseason with our special guests and this time Ariel Cohen (@ATCNY) joins the show! How does Ariel do his ATC projections for baseball (2:54)? How much should 2020 production matter?... On to first base, Freddie Freeman or Cody Bellinger for the top spot (9:00)? Does Bellinger even have first base eligibility!? ... Let's have the J…
 
Before we preview the catcher position for 2021, let's take a look back at some 2020 ADP (3:07). Who was the biggest bust at the position? ... Who finished as the Top 12 catchers in Roto this past season (10:32)? Who was the biggest surprise? ... Alright, now for the big reveal. Who is Scott's Top ranked catcher in 2021 (15:18)??? ... This is the o…
 
We mentioned we were getting the best guests in the industry during the offseason so we brought back Nando Di Fino! How is Nando treating this season (6:52)? How much does it matter for 2021 prep? How might teams handle starting pitchers next season? ... Who were the biggest overachievers or surprises in 2020 (14:04)? Is Nando buying Trevor Bauer? …
 
Our 2020 season award show is here... now what should we call it? Also, Scott won Tout Wars! ... Let's get this party started with the most important awards: most impactful player, most valuable hitter, and most valuable pitcher (5:08). ... Who are we looking at for most improved hitter and pitcher from 2020 (12:49)? Just how badly did Luis Robert …
 
Congrats to everybody who won their Fantasy Baseball league! It's time to turn our attention to the postseason with CBS statistical analyst John Bollman (2:50). ... So what's the deal with MLB playoff formatting in 2020 (4:56)? Which teams gain/lose the most once teams are playing on a neutral site in the divisional round? ... First up we have the …
 
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